Hmmm so where to start on info about me I am 28 on the 14th January eek I can’t believe it as I still feel the same age as the kiddy twinks I teach. I am a Textiles teacher, teaching loverlies between the age of 11 – 16 (I do miss teaching the older ones 16-18, but my school doesn’t offer that). I am glad to be teaching my passion as I think my enthusiasm rubs off on the kids, I love it when they get as excited as me over some fabric or a new technique!

I live in Liverpool, England with my fiancé John and two gorgeous guinea piggles Jack and Mo. Before being a teacher I was a set and costume designer after training in LIPA. If I were to ask someone to describe my character they would instantly say Elf! As in Will Ferrel ... yes I do really act like him in every way .... apart from the burping ... eeewwww!!!! I get sooo excited over the smallest things and love everything – apart from purple and orange together – it makes me feel physically sick – wrong on sooooo many levels!!!

At the moment I am launching a new mission on my textiles room – firstly trying to find it under all my stuff and secondly making it look beautiful. I love the book Sew Pretty Home Style by Tone Finnager and the colourways in that book are EXACTLY what I would like to achieve, gorgeous pastle lime greens, sky blues, posy pinks, beiges and girlified gorgeousness. If you would like to make me anything in that book I would be sure to wheek with excitement Happy Oooo that reminds me I am also a little bit like Agnes from Despicable Me – actually I am a lot like her Happy

I am so excited at having the opportunity to craft for someone in another country, when I was a teenager I used to have lots of penpals and loved the idea of sending gifts to make them smile. Hopefully I will be able to do the same for the person I claim. Hopefully I will be able to squeeze in two as I understand that there is a limit for newbies Happy

I just want to say thank you now if you do choose to craft for me – those kinds of presents are simply magical as I believe that when a gift is made you get so much more than you can ever get from a manufactured product. Time and a love for what you are making definitely adds to the spirit of a present! Happy Crafting PeepsHappy

A bit more info aout me and my likes/dislikes

Favourite colours – Pastel pinks, blues, greens (limeish), creams, beiges.
Favourite patterns – polka dots, roses, toile de joy, gingham, pinstripe ( I am finding this so hard to get hold of in England!) country chic, floral.

Favourite themes – shabby chic, vintage, country, cute, girly, crafted (obviously lol), houses/cottages, fairies, Angels, love,
Crafted items
Huge wish – A patchwork quilt – I know this is more than mahusive as I have recently started a hand pieced hexagon one in my fave colour palette for my sewing room and it is taking sooooo long. Just a bit of cosmic ordering really Happy I will get one one day Happy
An embroidery set saying LOVE, one letter on each hoop on any of my fave colours. Again this too is a huge wish!
Fabric storage boxes in pastel pinks, greens, blues, beiges, creams. I have a unit that has 30cm x 30cm spaces crying out for some boxes Happy
A cupcake pin cushion Happy
A needle case – so I can find my needles.
A nice decorative magnet to pick up pins and needles – a cupcake would be fab again
A cake stand (see my wist list)
A textiles angel ornament/softie/teddy
Anything in Sew Pretty Homestyle book
Textile flowers
A vintage style sign with a quote saying something to do with crafting.
Cushions – I would like as many cushions as possible on the themes of birds, love, fairies, flowers, quotes, words, patchwork, knitted, crochet, vintage fabrics, ribbons, laceyness, embroidered – anything at all.
Anything fun for guinea pigs will make my heart sing Happy I would love for them to have a bee hive tent thingy or the fish one you can get Happy it would make me and my partner chuckle lots Happy
Textiles tags either to embroider words on to or with words like buttons, beads, sequins, threads, fabrics, etc.

Jelly rolls – I love them
Buttons – I love buttons.
Rose fabric.
Pink, blue, green, cream, beige fabrics all pastel tones please.
Mercised cotton for crocheting with.
Embroidery hoops and threads
Pretty ribbons, laces, broderie anglaise, bias bindings.
Threads for sewing machine/embroidery machine
Sequins, beads, rhinestones, shisha mirrors etc
Felt or felting tops
Patchwork templates
Sewing patterns
Books – I love books on any crafting 
Silk painting supplies

Jelly Bellies mmmmmmm
Treats for my guinea pigs
I am interested in different cultures and would love the opportunity to try typical sweeties from your country Happy
Anything at all really Happy

Thank you soooo much for reading everything!!!!, eeeee, I am so excited Happy

Yay I have some swaps Happy
I will update a list here when they happen

Ani W - Germany
Newbie vs Vet swap
Swapping bits and pieces + a 4" x 4" square of fabric

Michelle G - Canada
Personal swap
Panda hat for soaps and jewelery + a 4" x 4" square of fabric

Private Swap
Inspirational envelope Happy

Baby, Toddler and Children Swap
Amanda T

Valentines Swap
Angel Eve

Newbie vs Vet swap

I am very excited eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Happy


I would love for everyone who I swap with to send me a 4" x 4" square of fabric so I can make a patchwork quilt in my favourite colours. I intend to embroider that swappers name on the square (unless they wish to) so I can have an ongoing project of all of the swaps I take part in.
Thank you x


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Hdoddles · 46 projects
An A miss ! Thanks for the time and effort put in and every last tip and technique for my GCSE. Wishing you all the best for the future miss.
p.s Good luck with sew arty
Princess Pam-attitude
Princess Pam-attitude · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
Hey Selina! There has been a Etsy Team made for CO+K! so here is the link if your interested Happy
lolEffects · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 1 project
AAAHH, I have a white head. You know, its kinda hard trying not to pick it. lol, I probably should't be talking about this.

Anyway, the good thing is... my Birthday is this Friday, YAY! lol, I'm kinda shoving it in a lot of faces. Happy
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Hi Selina. It's a bit of a long winded way if you cannot get onto your swap partners profile. Click on messages at the top right hand corner of the black bar. Click 'New' and it will bring up a message box with drop down bar for who to send it to. Start typing the name and it should appear. Once you have your first messages you will be able to use them to contact each other by replying. Hope this helps Happy
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
LOL awesome!! I'll check it out now. Well whoever your partner is, they'll know what to expect Happy
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Cool... well I'm sure people will understand. I don't know, leave a message on the thread explaining that so that people know what level you're on.
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Hey Selina, I just thought I would tie up a few loose ends with the Baby, Toddler and Children Swap. I just thought I would ask about your position on shipping, did you want to keep it national or international??
EVEnl · Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, NL · 319 projects
Hi Selina! A happy new year to you Happy thank you for adding my version to your faves!
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi dear Selina
thank you for your mail. uhhhm i have worked hard on xmas.LOl
my sis called me and had to laught when she was asking how i was dressed and what i was doing. i told her that i was dressed in my pj's LOL
Sometimes that's the best thing to do, i was during those day's stucked to home of the snow outside.and... i had to do a lot of work.
Making some presents and the art gift.
i have made lot of progress on t hat , but now after my appointment in the hospital after a bumbing ride i'm sick of migraine and damaging in my neck-S
so my left arm and hand doens't feel okay.
so i can't work now very hard, must wait for some recouvering but i try to make the gift i was making ready.
i will see my birthday friend next monday, she had asked me a very kitschy necklace.LOL
so i have made my own beads of lids and used very kitschy things.LOL
i think she will love it, she told me that she wanted a long necklace for going out to a party, i told Gerard of it and he said huhhh is she going to a party. ?
so i hear what my wife is doing and have planned, thank you.LOL
like those jokes,
aaaaw that great that you have celebreath those day for the first time together.
glad for you!!!;-D
must laught that you having the same problems.LOL
but i have only bought some clover tools this time.LOl saw in a dutch art textile magazine some awesome artist books , sooo difficult and hard to not buy them.LOL
but i have seen a book that i had allready on cok and only had took a quick look in it and no more, so ... i don't think it's smart to buy new books.
Hey have a great fun new years eve , and all the best wishes again.
lots of love and hugs for you till soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hey Selina, awesome that you have asked me as your friend. Like this very much!!!
and Yeaaaaah we're now friends.LOL
Hey i have that book knitting cakes too.LOL only i didn't have knit one thing of it.
so much to do, i don't have so much energy.LOL
Like the other books too, but i have allready so much books and... because i will move to an other city this year may i don't must buy them.LOL
so when i'm crafting i have promised myself to don't buy more crafting suplies.
Only handy tools.LOL
i have given myself as a birthday present the new little flat iron tool of Clover.
Because you can change the shapes of the iron . like that.
but i still haven't the time to use it. It will come.
sometimes i have the tools for years and suddenly they will be used often.
Did you had a nice xmas time. i hope so!!
wish you an awesome week and for later, a happy fun nice awesome good great creative crafting new year as well!!!
hey lots of greetings and fun , hugs and xxxxxxx
Kira C.
Kira C. · Mt Gravatt, Queensland, AU · 17 projects
Thank you for favoriting my cake slice hair comb! Happy
Emilia L.
Emilia L. · Singapore, SG · 5 projects
Heyy! no problem on the late replies.. as you can tell I'm quite late myself! and thanks for liking my work!
KikiStar · New York, New York, US · 3 projects
hey there! thanks for liking my necklace Happy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
LOL i had first something huhhhh and then i saw the other comment of you and suddenly i understood was happening.LOL
he i have done a lot of stupid mistakes my self, so i 'm always glad that others make them too.LOL
yes teaching cost a lot of time, too when you are at home.
my mum was a teacher and my coach Gerard is a teacher and my sis as well
so i know that holliday's isn't always a holliday for teachers.
Freelance work is nice too, but it's loney often.
i have done a lot and still do those jobs , but miss the connection of other in real live.
or we must make more appointments .
aaaw that a sweet thought of fabric pincushions and set them on your cake stand of healthy enjoying them.LOL
love that.
hey i think you have an other person i didn't have made a book,
but i 'm working on fabric art thats right.D
i have had an exibition in the museon in Leeuwarden and other ones. i like to make a book of my comics but at first i must move .
i will move to an other town in mei.;-D
hey i've you like ask me as your friend, like that, can't aske you because of my never ending computer problems-S
hey much fun with all the new things on this site.
if you need some help , feel free to aske me.
i have had help too of others.
hey have a nice eve ;-D
Beverleyann W.
Beverleyann W. · Barnard Castle, England, GB · 12 projects
thanx for the fave. x
aneniine · 58 projects
Thanks for the fave! Happy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi welcome to this site, hope you like it here a lot and wish you much enjoyment with the craftingprojects on here.
oooh that's funny i have my degree of fabric teacher too.LOL
only i can't work anymore, so i was glad that i had finished too my art degree on the art academy, so i'm working now for my self.
not always fun because you must do more to meet people;-D
But still love my proffestion
hey thank you very much for your fave on my tiny felted mushroom he 's in the Uk with my friend on her bag.LOL
i love still to make them, but i love those embroidery on felt far too much;-D
hey have fun with the making of and have an nice xmas time and the best crafting wishes for the new year as well;-D
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Welcome to CO+K. WOW you went to LIPA? One of my best friend's is there and I think she's doing the same thing you did there -- set and costume design? -- awesome. I read your comment on the Baby, Toddler and Children swap and replied. I would have to consider things as you have never done a swap before. It will also depend on how many people swap, where they are from blah blah blah as most of the people are US and want US only partners but give it till the beginning of January and I shall write to you again...

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awesome and informative profile! welcome to CO+K!
fer n.
fer n. · 4 projects
Hi!! thanks for the fav!
Emilia L.
Emilia L. · Singapore, SG · 5 projects
Hi! Thank you for liking my necklaces!